Sama Richard wins Best Journalist in West Africa for Impactful Reporting on Mental Health

Sama Tounwendsida Hugues Richard, a Burkina Faso based journalist forL'Observateur Paalga : Quotidien d'Information du Burkina Faso  has been named the 2019 West Africa Journalist of the Year for his impactful reporting of mental health in Burkina Faso. Richard was one of 21 finalists selected for outstanding reporting in...

Zika virus detected in Angola

The Asian-linked form of Zika, responsible for abnormal smallness of the head in newborns, has been identified in Angola. Zika virus is spread by daytime-active Aedes mosquitoes, causing a medical condition called microcephaly during which a baby’s brain development becomes incomplete, resulting in abnormal smallness of the head.

New awareness Campaign to address Iron deficiency launched

An Iron Deficiency awareness campaign has been launched as Ghana Joins the worldto observe “World Food Day”. The campaign initiated by Nestlé Ghana and launched by Her Excellency,...

Only 2.7 per cent children wash their hands with soap after defecation – new report

 Only 6.2 percent of mothers and 2.7 percent of children in the country wash their hands with soap after defecation, according to a monitoring and evaluation baseline conducted by Research International (RI), a market research company.     The survey stated that handwashing with soap was still low in...

World Cerebral Palsy Day: Move as One [INFOGRAPHIC]

October 6th is celebrated as World Cerebral Palsy Day to celebrate and affirm the lives of the 17 million people living with Cerebral Palsy (CP). This social movement began in 2012 as a global vision to create real change for people living with CP. Cerebral palsy is a physical...